Settlement Reached In Lawsuit Over Jesus Portrait

Jul 12, 2013

A tentative settlement has been reached in a federal lawsuit challenging the decades-long display of a portrait of Jesus at a high school in Jackson.

A federal district judge ordered the two sides to submit the settlement within 90 days. No details were disclosed. The American Civil Liberties Union sued the Jackson City Schools, alleging the portrait violates the constitutional separation of church and state. District officials had the portrait taken down in April, but it was later displayed on the school lawn for a prayer meeting, and was also visible to those entering an art-storage area.